I am experiencing some mild memory loss. It's an annoying memory loss, like forgetting why I was going to another room. I often find myself asking, "Why did I come in here?" It's not severe, but it's annoying.
Ah, yes. CRS disease or CRAFT disease. The S in the first and the F in the second are expletives and the C and the R stand for 'Can't Remember'. You can figure it out from there...
I don't remember my Mom having wild mood swings; Dad doesn't remember either. So I'm hoping I won't have to deal with that. The hot flashes and the other symptoms I'm having are more than enough.
I just turned 49, and am still as regular as can be. The only change is instead of the normal every 4 weeks, for a couple of years it was every 3, 4, 4, 4, 3, and so on, but the last few, every 3 weeks like clockwork. UGH.
I asked my mom about her menopause symptoms, and she said she honestly couldn't remember. She went through it around the time my younger brother passed away, at age 11, so she says much of that time is a blur. But i'm guessing she had very few symptoms, and hopefully I will too.
As I've gotten older too, I have PMS where I never did as a teenager, and in my 20's and 30's. I get really emotional, crabby, and anyting will either set me off, or bursting into tears. I call it my "cranky female dog from hell" mode.